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to have satan look like barack obama? >> i can't speak for them. can i only say that all the good guys are very white. and very white face. >> bill: more of a resemblance. >> i know. she was going to the white house today. she says is he one of my christian brothers. maybe it was just. >> bill: who was going to the white house. >> roma downie was going to the white house today because prescheduled thing with the devil. >> bill: i hope the president didn't see this. >> meeting the devil today for dinner. >> i also think that there is a likeness there but i don't think it was purposeful on mark burnett's side or his wife's. >> bill: really? how could that happen then. >> because they're big supporters of obama. they have given him money. they praise him all the time on the record. so, possibly, maybe some makeup artists or somebody fiddle with cgi and somebody went rogue and made him look more like obama and that's a possibility too. no way the history channel or the burnetts said hey make the devil like like obama. >> bill: i don't know. >> somebody's freudian slip is showing here. [ la
at pictures on the screen of president landing in tel aviv. this is a white house that has had a sometime rocky relationship with the israelis two years ago. a poll had only 3% of israelis trusting president obama and the numbers have gone up much more now. talk about the significance of this meeting. >> it's very significant. i think -- look. israelis, by and large, pro israelis and misgivings about this president or that president. the spirit of the u.s. as a relationship is strong, it's as strong as ever and i think you'll see that reflected in the reception the president gives and speech he is giving tomorrow. he is speaking to thousands of students and i think that will be very powerful. >> what is the backdrop of this? why now? >> a very good question. many people believe this is the trip the president should have done at the time of this cairo trip the first year in office. that is to say in his first term he made a strategic decision that so much of the stall in the israeli/palestinian process was that the u.s. government had been so close to israeli government. israeli presidents
'll get started with the beginning of president obama's trip to the middle east. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd is in jerusalem this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. among the first things the president said as he got air force one "it's good to get away from congress." that's the tone he set. there is more serious business here. this trip will be heavier on symbolism, probably lighter on substance. the big small goal, if you will, of the president, is to improve his personal perception here in israel, and hope that improvement gives him greater influence in the region. president obama arrived this morning in israel his first visit here as president. >> thank you so much, good to see you. >> it's wonderful to be here. >> how are you, my friend? good to see you. >> reporter: greeted with pomp and circumstance. topping the agenda with prime minister netanyahu the conflict in syria and iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, but little progress is expected open the dormant israeli/palestinian peace plan. it's not how he thought thi
sustained minor smoke inhalation injuries. >> when you see a house destroyed like that your have to be out safely. >> new this morning president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip to the nation as president. this video of his arrival from our earlier this morning. israelis are anxious to hear the president of from america's commitment to the security of the jewish state, despite his sparring with israeli prime minister benjamin net anyaju over the palestinian peace progress. mr. obamas is also making trips to the palestinian authority and the jordan. >> for the third time in less than a week thornton junior high in fremont was the target of a bomb threat. the most recent threat was monday afternoon. it turned out to be another false alarm. however, some parents are upset that they were not notified. >> i have a daughter here. but the school is doing anything possible in order to protect the students because the students are number one here in fremont. >> the fremont police say they did alert the public about the bomb scare using their nixel system. >> the school superintendent say
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for one teenager. she was in her house alone during a terrifying home invasion robbery, nearly came face-to-face with one of the thieves. she shares how she survived the frightening ordeal and got the thieves apprehended. >>> also, president obama wrapping up his trip to the middle east, his first as president. how he may have helped the peace process, how he was received there when we continue. ♪ ♪ the new blackberry z10 with blackberry hub and flick typing. built to keep you moving. see it in action at are proven to be effective pain relievers. tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain. bayer advanced aspirin blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer advanced aspirin. >>> president obama was in jordan today after visiting israel but what if anything did he accomplish there? the israeli veict on the visit next. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site.
obama making a push for immigration reform. this is at a ceremony for new american citizens. the president hosted a naturalization ceremony today for active duty service members and civilians. this was at the white house. the president has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. now, he says if the u.s. wants to keep attracting the best and brightest, the country needs to make sensible changes to fix its immigration system. and the president is expanding the country's parks and historic sites as well. so today he is designating areas in five states as new national monuments. so the sites include the first state national monument in delaware. a site commemorating harriet tubman and the underground railroad in maryland. the charles young buffalo soldiers national monument in ohio, the san juans islands national monument in washington state and the rio grand de del norte national monument in new mexico. >>> now the stage set for the u.s. supreme court to take up one of the biggest social issues facing this country. we're talking about same sex marr
. what is the president going to do about it? the white house chief of staff joins me now to talk about this. first of all, welcome to "the lead." >> thanks for having me, jake. >> this is obviously a potentially serious development. listen to what president obama said about syria just last year. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. that would change my question. >> just a few minutes ago senators mccain and graham issued a statement saying if today's reports are substantiated the president's red line has been crossed and we'd urge him to take immediate action to impose the consequences he has promised. where we're in the process and what if they did use chemical weapons? >> well, jake, we take all of these reports very, very seriously. as you heard in the president's voice just now and you saw in his presentation to the white house press corps and to the world we are going to be very clear to the sy
. >> at the bottom of the hour, ari fleischer the former bush white house press secretary will join us. he co-chaired this rnc project. he helped write this report. >>> president obama expected to announce his pick for labor secretary today. it's thomas perez, the assistant attorney general who heads up the justice department civil rights division. the president also preparing for a visit to israel tomorrow. this will be his first international trip of the second term. the first of his presidency to israel after visiting jerusalem president obama heads to ramallah, and then to amman in jordan. >>> so the ncaa collection committee has spoken. now it is all of our turns to fill out those brackets. while there is no obvious favorite in this year's tournament we do know there will be a new champ because after winning it all last year, kentucky was left out. the top seed in the 68-team torn all right are luisville, gonzaga, indiana and kansas. i've been trying to fill out my bracket all morning. it is not easy. it should be easy for you to beat me and you can compete against all of us here at cnn.
forecasters is today offering his first full prediction of the 2014 mid terms. and you know president obama has been focused on those, as a lot of his behavior since he won his second term has we are told been focused trying to recapture the house for the democrats. and our next guest has an eye looking ahead on the president's chances of doing that. larry sabado, good to see you again. >> nice to see you and glad people can't reach through the television to strangle. >> megyn: have you enjoyed your break and have a nice time? you've been putting it to good use, trying to forecast the next big election. as i say you're not alone. the president seems focused on the goal of reclaiming the house for the democrats and the democrats do indeed have a much higher approval rating in the house than the republicans. and so you say what about the dems' chances of doing that? >> well, they're certainly the things you've mentioned, working in the democrats' favor, but i tell you something, the democrats have to pick up 17 net seats to take control of the house in 2014. and megyn, when you go to the dist
overseas and begin with president obama wrapping up his visit to israel before visiting the church of nativity, before crossing into jordan, but is the trip doing anything to advance that push for peace? senior white house correspondent jonathan karl is with the president. jon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, paula. over and over again on this trip the president has emphasized america's never-ending support for the state of israel but he is concluding the trip with a challenge to the israeli people, to once again restart the effort to make peace with the palestinians. this morning, the president paid tribute to victims of the holocaust at israel's yad vashem memorial. it's been a trip high on symbolism. >> please raise a glass with the president. l'chaim. >> reporter: but low on any progress toward peace. in the only major speech of the trip the president sought to bypass the political leaders here and talk directly to the next generation, telling a group of 600 israeli college students to put themselves in the shoes of young palestinians. >> look at the world through thei
and dignitaries at tonight's state dinner for president obama in jerusalem, a surprise last-minute guest, miss israel 2013. she attended the gala after the white house specifically asked for her to be invited just lasted week. she made history, becoming the first miss israel of ethiopian heritage since the pageant began in 1950. she relocated to israel to be with her grandparents after being orphaned. president obama she considers one of her idols. >> translator: i did a research project about him in high school. and i know he's a very powerful man, charismatic and achieved a lot on his own by virtue of the fact he believed in himself. and this stuck with me. >> reporter: the 21-year-old beauty queen was working as a sales clerk when a friend entered her name in the pageant. there will be appearances galore including the miss universe pageant later this year. still, she's determined not to let fame get the best of her. she talks of her previous life as a child in ethiopia, and the changes she found in herself on her first visit back there. >> translator: i stood there as a girl who had finishe
. if these weren't bad enough, the republican continuing resolution that was passed in the house does not include $35 million in emergency aid funding or $10 million for the part c medical clinics that president obama announced would happen on world aids day in 2011. while all of the cuts to health programs are problematic, these cuts are especially devastating because the part c medical clinics are there for financially and medically needy populations that need their service. so our goal -- so are those all the cuts republicans are proposing? no, they are not. they are proposing to pass a budget for fiscal year 2014 and the republican budget would take the cuts in health programs hurting millions of americans even further. it would cut $810 billion from the medicaid program over the next 10 years and make it a block grant, which as we heard in testimony at today's hearing at the health subcommittee would jeopardize health care for children, the disabled, the elderly and the poor. the most vulnerable in our country. it would raise medicare eligibility age and turn it into a voucher for future ben
change ed over the last couple of months. the political fortunes of bebe went down and barack obama went up. in a funny sort of way the balance of power shifted between them. >>> the white house is working on shifting oversight of its lethal drone program from the cia to the military, according to the "wall street journal." the move would make the controversial program subject to international law. strikes would be undertaken with the consent of host governments. while many in washington believe the program will be more effective under the cia, the proposal reflects a growing consensus that it needs to be on sturdier legal footing. yesterday the senate judiciary committee kicked up hearings on the use of drones domestically. senators on both sides expressed concerns over privacy. some members are mulling possible federal regulations. the faa estimates 30,000 drones could be flying in the u.s. skies in the next 20 years. richard haass is shaking his head. that's impossible to consider. >> i think the white house is caught by surprise with the bipartisan pushback. 30,000 drones? this is a
the name of the party. for 40 years, the most number of republicans in the house was 192. today we have 230 something, and it is absolutely right to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in a number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of business is overstated. >> do you think that there is with the report that the chairman put together and if the republican party is willing to commit to reach out, is that the answer to try to expand the party by paying people to put operatives out there, to make that connection, to look for ways to expand the party? >> that is a big part of it. i commend the chairman. it was a very thoughtful, thorough report. it has some good recommendations. the fact is the obama campaign and the democrats did a good job of having people out there. they did that better than we did. they had a presence in all communities you had that you needed to turn out, to win. we need to be in the community year round, cycle through cycle, not just in the last three months of an election. having storefront campaign headquarte
is the last option, but said it's an option if diplomacy doesn't work. peres will host obama for a @tate dinner this hour. and the u.s. drone program could be moving from the cia to the pentagon. the white house considering shifting combat drone authority to the department of defense b which would allow more congressional oversight. the cia has been using unmanned aircraft to target suspected terrorists, but critics complain the program lacks transparency, at least right now. those are your headlines, i'm jamie colby, back to mel shah and lori. ladies? lori: thank you so much, jamie. stocks climbing off the lows of the day, and the dow while it did hit a new intraday high yesterday thanks to the fed, but the next guest sees the dow hitting 16,000 in the next 6-12 months. joining me now, ira walker, managing director at ubs, and i want to remind viewers, the last time you were here, august of 2011, the dow was at 31,000. -- 11,000. we're 14,440 to be exact. but you say there is still room to run and money to be made. why is that? >> we think the dow is going to significantly outperform th
, but in obama's case, he can create a lot of barriers to job creation. there is a lot of skepticism. dagen: gasoline prices going up again. we would like to blame whoever is in the white house for gasoline prices. >> i would argue that it is very much in the white house's hands. people are going to work every day and it cost a lot more to get there. this is a simple dollar problem. you would very quickly seek gasoline prices falling. you would see a far more happy electorate. this is the quickest way to anger and electorate to reduce the value of the limited earnings that they have. dagen: john, it was great to talk to you, as always. think you for being here on this monday morning. john, forbes opinion editor. connell: we have seen a spike go higher on the dollar. in the meantime, tax time in our country right around the corner. fewer americans expecting a financial boost from their refunds this year. 59% expecting a refund check. the number is down from 64% who got one last year. those looking for a refund, 37% plan on paying down their debt. google glass. we have heard a lot about this
take. in obama's world, i am forced to be my brother's keeper. i am taxed to the hilt. i pay the bills for others. i fund medicaid, i fund food stamps. i buy the cell phones and subsidized housing. i pay the heating bills, college costs and pay for just about everything else, including tattoo removal. so, why shouldn't i have some say in the behavior of the people getting my money? you could make the case that guzzling soda helps make you obese so maybe mayor bloomberg is right to try to ban large sugary drinks, after all, i am paying for diabetes treatments. trans fats bad for your house. since obamacare makes me pay for other people's heart troubles, maybe the mayor is right to ban them. cigarettes? i'm paying for your emergency room visits. so quit. now. i know we don't like nannies, we're adults and want personal freedom. here is the question, do you lose some of that freedom when you take someone else's money? doesn't the piper have the right to call the tune? of course, we're on dangerous ground here and i know it. we are slipping into a collectivist mentality. i don't like it, b
mention the housing start to climb in the month of february. back to you. dagen: thank you, nicole. connell: highest level close to five years. the economy may be improving. the problem for president obama is his approval rating is not. 47% of americans approving. doug shaw is here to answer that. a record-breaking run last week. you have home production neared the unemployment rate falling. >> first of all, we have dysfunction in washington. we do not have a budget deal. economic growth was tested in the fourth quarter. there is no sign that it is reviving. there really is no revival on main street. connell: is there something politically bad be done? is there something they are not doing right? shouldn't they be better able to take advantage of the perfect stock market and little bit better economic numbers? i think the president is trying to do that now, connell. reaching out to the public senators and paul ryan. we made a deal on the but with newt gingrich. the same thing needs to be done now. dagen: something really struck me. i do not mean to harp on it. the average american
. the moment of opportunity and optimism that i want to start with. the reason the president obama made that statement is because we have a combination that together is something that could turn the tide on epidemics. we also have a national strategy that the white house about a couple of years ago and provides a roadmap. more than a million people are living with hiv in the united states. for the last decade, they have been at the same level and perhaps more alarmingly, you and infections are rising by those who represent 66% of their infections in the united states. the impact is quite alarming. they have a heavy reliance on medicaid. most are not on treatment. yet, as i was alluding to, there is new data that shows we can actually get to what many of us are calling treatment that is scaled up. it has made a huge difference in helping people live much longer and healthier and has been shown to reduce the risk of transmission by as much as 96% and that is very significant. treatment has clinical benefits in a public health benefit. but where are we in providing treatment in the united
, china's exchange rate controls sigh better spying and president obama leaves tonight for israel. no major policy breakthroughs are expected. this is the president's first visit to the west bank since moving into the white house. i think he was there maybe before becoming president. >>> why don't we take a look at the markets this morning. down day, up day, down day, futures are barely budging. dow futures up by less than 2 points. s&p futures up by less than one point. yesterday, it was the biggest losses. financials led the decline all day long, but in the afternoon selling picked up in energy stocks, materials, consumer discretionaries. if you're watching oil prices this morning, you'll see at least at this point they are down by 16 cents, 93.58. the ten-year notoriety now is yielding 1.942%. let's take a look at the dollar this morning. you'll see it stronger against through at 1 is.2933. the dollar/yen is 95.35. the dollar up across theed board, except weaker against the pound right now. gold price ves barely budged a little weaker, down 2.60. $1,602 an ounce. >> it's now ti
obama and benjamin netanyahu. their press conference earlier in jerusalem. on c-span2 at 8:00, it's that news conference with the fed chair. and the house committee holds a hearing on the origins of hezbollah. and next up, we are go to go hear from the chairman of that house foreign affairs committee, ed royce, on u.s. policy towards asia. he talked about economic prosperity in asian the u.s.-china relations in light of north korea's advancing nuclear program. this is from the heritage foundation. it's about an hour. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. my name is edwin fullner. for the next 13 days, i'm the president of the heritage foundation. i'm delighted to have with us this morning my successor as the new president of the heritage foundation, senator jim demint and happy you are able to join us for our 17th annual b.c. lecture. i welcome all of you to the heritage foundation and to our auditorium. it's good to see so many friends here and it's particularly happy occasion for us to be able to co-host the reception afterwards with our good friend, the ambassador from the rep
a special section, welcome to the white house. that chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of the first ladies. edition of the book "first ladies of the united states of america." and thoughts from michelle obama on the role of first lady throughout history. now available for the discounted plus shipping. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. next here on c-span, republican national committee chairman) this talk about the future of the -- reince priebus talks about the future of the gop. then, sarah palin at the conservative political action conference. after that, more of our first ladies series. riebus least a report monday on changing the gop. needs tos the party do a better job attracting minorities, women and younger voters. and the -- change the conception that they are the party of the rich. [applause] >> i appreciate that introduction. thank you for the introduction of in welcoming us to the press club. i know most of you came for eggs and coffee but th
is talking, want to go through the female house members on the house armed services committee. good morning, tom. caller: good morning, c-span. thanks for taking my call. when can we expect these militant feminists like obama or those in the senate to demand that all the women at west point meet the identical standards that the men are required to meet? as it stands now, the standards for the women are substantially lower. and if the women were required to meet the same standards, a majority of the women at west point, they would be expelled immediately for failure to meet that standard. now, i would expect all those militant feminists in the senate to demand they meet the same standards. when can we expect to see that happen? guest: so i'm not really familiar with the requirements of west point. but i do know as part of the conversation of allowing women to be in combat that they have to meet the same physical standards as men do. mean, this is -- this is like for everyone's safety that women carry out the same kind of physical tasks that men can. whether or not that leads to a larger perc
marco is her sole witness in 2009 president obama designated mr. demarco as acting director of the finance agency, regulator fannie mae, freddie mac and the 12 federal thanks. mr. demarco is a civil servant with over 20 years of housing how was the experience, including stints at gao, treasury and au fait o. he holds both a ba and a phd in economics. without objection, mr. demarco's full written statement will be made part of the record after his oral remarks. members are advised that mr. demarco will be excused as her witness at 12:30 today. welcome to our committee again. you are recognized for a summary of your testimony at this time. >> thank you, mr. chairman. chairman has to latecomer it could number waters, and please to be here to testify. i submitted a detailed statement of work to engage in activist is the two essays on important topics discussed. fannie mae and freddie mac were the enterprises and conservatorship for 4.5 years. they were never intended -- [inaudible] >> the committee will come to order. one morning and he will be cleared. we look at the capitol police. require a
't the women's bracket. i'm sorry. >> bill: we'll let you know our picks later this hour. >> michelle obama was at the [ inaudible ] to celebrate easter and brought bo with her. she handed out bo-shaped cookies, and handed out tickets to the easter egg roll at the white house. >> bill: that fisher house is a great, great program. really, really do good stuff. >> yeah. >> and how about genetically modified seafood for dinner tonight. the usda is close to approving -- >> bill: i don't want any chemical fish. >> they will begin farming genetically engineered salmon which can grow to market size in half of the time as regular salmon. several retailers have said they will not sell this seafood. >> bill: it's like styrofoam fish right? >> fish should taste like fish and farmed fish rarely ever taste like fish. >> bill: exactly, and if there's a problem that the stock is getting down, then stop fishing for a while. they have done that. let the stock replenish itself, don't kill or cash so many. i don't get it. i -- i really don't like this whole genetically modified food tren
this. host: philip rucker was -- is a white house correspondent for "washington post" and he covered the romney campaign and has been there since 2005. he also covered the obama transition. wasalked about what happening in colorado and what was signed into law there. the governor and other western democrats -- how important are they in terms of leading the charge to change the conversation about the gun control debate? guest: they are very important. western democrats have been some of the biggest defenders on gun rights that have not engaged a conversation on gun control measures. the fact that they are talking about it, and the governor of colorado has signed into law these measures is critical. it is not solely driven by people like joe biden and bloomberg and the northeastern establishment. they are trying to get geographical diversity. that is why joe manchin is a player. thelso explains why democrats in the senate have gone after tom coburn, a republican from oklahoma, who has been most open to a background check bill and he has been negotiating with chuck schumer from new york
on capitol hill. >> president obama continued the first trip of his second term visiting israel, the west bank and jordan. e met with the king of jordan. the king said they are housing 460,000 refugees and expect the number to double by tend of the year. the u.s. will provide $00 million in aid to jordan. his is about 40 minutes. we are delighted to have these discussions. they were very, very fruitful on the strategic partnership. we are very grateful to you, sir, and the administration, as well as congress for the continued support as has been shown over so many years. and this partnership throughout the years has provided us to get to where we are today. and we continue that you will continue to help us secure egional peace. we did have an opportunity to discuss syria. as you know, we are horrified by the loss of life and brutality. if this continues as we are seeing, there will be increasing fragmentation of syria which obviously will have disastrous consequences for decades to come. it is important to have an immediate political transition to end the conflict. obviously, we have an u
, barack obama. mr. president. >> thank you, so much. everybody.g, secretary, thank you for administering the oath and making it official. friends, it is a great pleasure to have you here and be able house to greet some of by fellow citizens as the end -- of the united states. today you are in the people's house, a house designed by an irish immigrant. we welcome 28 men and women, immigrants themselves who from this day forward have earned the precious right to call this country home. i know this is an incredibly special moment for you, your families, but i have to say it is a special moment for the rest of us as well, because as we look out across this room, we are reminded that what makes someone american is not just their bloodlines, not just an accident of birth, it is a fidelity to our founding principles. that anyone, idea anywhere, can write the next great chapter in this american story. that is the promise of america. today we know it is alive and well in each and everyone of you. at first glance it would be easy to describe this group by their differences. they all hail from diff
is the sum of a dominican immigrant in the first hispanic to be named to president obama second term cabinet. the ceremony to case in the white house geese room this morning. here is a look. [background sounds] >> ladies and gentlemen the president of the united states accompanied by thomas perez. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] everybody have a seat. have a seat. as i have set before my top priority as president is doing everything we need to do to make sure that we are growing our economy and that we are strengthening our middle class. and as i said said in my state of the union address last month, every day we should be asking ourselves three questions. one, how do we make sure america is a magnet for good jobs? number two how do we equip people with the skills they need to get those jobs and number three, how do we make sure that hard work actually pays off with a decent living. these are the challenges that i've instructed my team at the white house and by entire cabinet to focus on and a position that's instrumental to tackling these challenges is having an outstanding s
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